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The section of the N4 from Collooney to Castlebaldwin is closed from now (9am) to remove a truck from the verge at Cloonlurg. Dublin bound traffic will be diverted via the N17 at Toberbride Roundabout ,the R293 to Ballymote ,R295 to Boyle and the N61, while traffic from Sligo will be…

The PRO of the N4 Action Group in Sligo says it’s vital that the money for the construction of the proposed new Collooney to Castlebaldwin road is ringfenced now. Bernard Mulhern says they are not looking for the actual money at this stage but he says it’s crucial it’s allocated…

Ballisodare and Collooney have been included in a new survey to assess flooding on the Owenmore river. The pilot survey was given the go ahead by the OPW Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran on a visit to this region in August. It’s to assess the best means to counteract flooding. However,…

A homecoming event for European champion Ruth Conlon-Oates will take place at the Collooney Kickboxing Club this evening. The 15-year-old competed in the European Kickboxing Championships in Macedonia last week, and beat opponents from Poland, Greece and Great Britain on her way to claiming gold. The homecoming will be held…

Sligo’s Ruth Conlon-Oates has claimed a gold medal at the WAKO European Kickboxing Championships for Juniors and Cadets. The Collooney Kickboxing Club member defeated Great Britain’s Asia Georghiou in the final of the -60kg light contact in Skopje, Macedonia today. She follows in the footsteps of fellow club members Aine…

An online petition calling for the provision of a 125 kilometre greenway from Athenry to Collooney has collected over two thousand signatures. The petition was launched in March of this year by Western Rail Trail Campaign, who are campaigning for the stretch of disused railway between both towns to be…